Climate change campaigners to take to the streets of Newport

Those wishing to take part or find out more should meet in St Thomas’s Square, Newport from 12.30pm.

Islanders protesting at climate march

Extinction Rebellion will bring their peaceful protest against the climate crisis back to the streets of Newport this Saturday, 4th May.

This will be the third large rally and march to take place on the Isle of Wight, and will have a focus on ‘Women and Children First’.

Positive, peaceful and welcoming atmosphere
An IW Extinction Rebellion spokesperson said,

“A number of us travelled to London and were impressed by the positive, peaceful and welcoming atmosphere on the bridges and in the squares. We plan to replicate these initiatives on the Island.

“Whilst other councils across the country have declared a Climate Emergency to pledge action to tackle the environmental crisis, the Isle of Wight Council leadership claim that such a need is ‘unevidenced’.

“We know that Islanders care deeply about our wildlife and leaving a planet safe for our children. We urge everyone to join us in peaceful protest this Saturday.”

Those wishing to take part or find out more should meet in St Thomas’s Square, Newport from 12.30pm.

Image: © Vix Lowthion

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Dalek

Might have been a bit safer to have organised it properly and arranged for some streets to be closed temporarily rather than people dodging around traffic and trying to divert vehicles without proper authorisation.

hialtitude

Yep it most likely would be a really good idea, maybe you could do the proper organisation thing you mentioned or even just divert some cars or something.

Remember you live on this planet too, or had this concept escaped you, oh hang on perhaps you live on another planet. Skaro is the Dalek home world I seem to recall.

ukdave

Agree. There’s a difference between a peaceful demonstration to raise awareness of an issue, and deliberately disrupting people trying to go about their business. That’s how you lose respect.